Become A Home Herbalist
Time & Location
About the Event
Learn how to create your own herbal products for yourself and your family. Herbalist & Holistic Health Educator, Connie Karstens, MS will instruct a nine-month intensive program that will empower you, with knowledge and confidence, to become your own herbalist. This series of classes takes you through the seasons, so you can prepare an entire apothecary of safe, gentle and effective herbal products.
This program will include a solid foundation for plant identification, wild food foraging, numerous preparation techniques, and knowledge on proper usage. By the end of the class, not only will you have stocked your own botanical pharmacy, but you will know and understand how and why to use the herbal preparations that you have created.
This is a rare opportunity for hands-on learning and gathering plants with a local herbal practitioner. Sign up today to become a part of this amazing program! Certificate of Completion awarded.
2019 Class Dates
13 classes are currently scheduled for Tuesdays from 6 pm – 9 pm and 4 classes are scheduled for Saturdays from 9 am – noon. All months have one Tuesday class per month. May, June and July have an extra Saturday class because of the abundance of plants to gather and make into preparations.
- March 12
- April 9
- May 14 & 18
- June 1 & 11
- July 20 & 23
- August 3 & 13
- September 10
- October 8
- November 12
What to expect:
This course is essential for those wanting to take charge of their own health and who have a desire to become informed, educated and more independent. The class will explore the historical roots of herbal medicine and will help you learn how to use botanical medicines for basic natural healthcare. The student will gain an understanding of simple herbal aids for many common ailments and first aid uses. This course will teach the basics of preparing herbal medicines in your own home. You will also learn about planning, planting and using your very own medicine garden.
You will learn about the following over the 9 -month course:
- Fresh & Dried Tinctures
- Bark Tinctures
- Root Tinctures
- Medicinal Herbal Wines
- Medicinal Herbal Syrups
- Medicinal Herbal Teas
- Herbal Pastilles
- Herbal Lozenges
- Medicinal Vinegars
- Herbal Infused Honeys
- Herbal Oxymels
- Drying Herbs & Storing Herbs
- Freezing Herbs
- Make a “Green Jar”
- Oil Infusions
- Salves & Ointments and Formulas
- Herbal Hydrotherapy & Formulas
- Herbal Actions & Corresponding Herbs
- How to Put It All Together to Select Herb for Common Aliments
- Using Herbs Safely
This course will require some independent work and research. Along with quizzes, presentations and group collaboration, there will be a great deal of hands-on learning. By the end of the class, you will have well over 50 herbal preparations for your own personal herbal pharmacy. Plus, the knowledge on how to safely and effectively use every preparation that you made.
As a bonus, you will become well-informed on how to wild forage with common plants in the local area. We will do much hands-on collecting of plants for medicine and food. Also, a private Facebook group will be created for the class to ask questions and collaborate with each other. Open office hours will be held for those who have questions about the class material. These bonus opportunities are for students to gain the most out of this class.
Program Instruction Cost:
• Deposit of $50 to hold your spot due 1/1/19
• Total of $975 (check or cash only), due 3/1/19
• Add $25 for credit card payments
Space will fill up, so register early. Please call 320-587-6094 for updates & payment for this course.